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  1. ha179's Avatar
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    #1

    Which one is correct?

    She put her coat on.
    or
    She put on her coat.
    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: Which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by ha179 View Post
    She put her coat on.
    or
    She put on her coat.
    Thank you.
    Both are correct.

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    #3

    Re: Which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Both are correct.
    How does a native-speaker pick one over other while speaking ? Is there a criteria or something for this kind of usage ?

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    #4

    Re: Which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by euncu View Post
    How does a native-speaker pick one over other while speaking ? Is there a criteria or something for this kind of usage ?
    Habit, preferred style, how one's parents spoke, or how one's peers speak, etc. I doubt whether a native speaker would actually think about what form to use, or even know that he was making a choice.

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